“It’s from the point of view of the nervous breakdown and beyond that [Waiting For The Miracle] is written.” Leonard Cohen + 2012 Dublin Performance

[Leonard Cohen] wrestles with shifting emotional states in “Waiting For the Miracle” …

 

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[There are] people who are bitten by this particular bug, where meaning has evaporated and significance has dissolved. Many people now confess to me that they inhabit this kind of landscape, where nothing has much taste. I mean, they’re not selling fifty million Prozac pills a week for nothing; we are undergoing some kind of nervous breakdown. And it’s from the point of view of the nervous breakdown and beyond that the song is written.

 

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Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle
Dublin: Sept 12, 2012
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I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Folkie by Wayne Robins. Newsday: Nov 22, 1992. []

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